The grant application period for the Research to Practice Inclusive Communities Project is now open. Awards of $16,000 will be given to 12 qualifying districts for a five-year period beginning in April 2019.
The Research to Practice Inclusive Communities Project is part of a statewide system of coordinated supports for continuous improvement. The competitive grant provides intensive supports for selected local education agencies (LEAs) to implement evidence-based practices while facilitating the collection and analysis of their implementation data. Project data will be used to scale up promising practices across the state of Wisconsin.
Districts with an enrollment of 5,000 or less are eligible. Preference will be given to districts with schools preliminarily identified under the Every Student Succeeds Act as needing targeted or comprehensive supports, those with preliminary LEA determinations under IDEA (needs assistance), and those previously identified with disproportionality.
The project will support professional learning and coaching that help LEAs establish professional learning communities with a specific purpose: developing inclusive learner-centered environments that increase the knowledge, skills, and habits of all students, by focusing on those who have been historically underserved or marginalized.
A Q&A webinar about the grant will be held on February 14 at 10:00 a.m. For more detailed information, visit the Research to Practice Inclusive Communities web page. Applications are due March 7.